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White appointed to Ky. Coal & Mineral County Coalition

The Kentucky Coal & Mineral County Coalition, which is headquartered in Frankfort, recently held its annual election of officers and directors at the November 2018 quarterly board meeting, and unanimously elected Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. to the board of...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

Jellico Christmas open house set for Friday evening

A group of Jellico merchants are hoping that a Friday evening open house will pump up business and showcase the town’s Christmas spirit as they host their second Shopping on Main Street event. Sun Gypsy Boutique Owner Tina Davenport, one of two organizers for Friday’s event,...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

West Knox Pharmacy offering flu, strep throat tests

A local pharmacy is the first in the state to offer testing for potential cases of flu or strep throat. Jennifer Baker, pharmacist and co-owner of West Knox Pharmacy, along with pharmacist Sam Moore, are certified to perform the swab tests under a state law passed in 2016. In...

Cash Express hopes to fill police car, fire truck with Christmas gifts Saturday

Williamsburg Cash Express is once again asking for the public’s help in order to make Christmas a little merrier for the less fortunate. On Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cash Express will be attempting to fill a police cruiser and a fire truck with gently used toys, coats and...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018

State official talks to chamber about Work Ready Communities program

Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties are all three currently considered “Work Ready In-Progress” communities on the cusp of reaching fully certified status, according to a state economic development official who spoke to members of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Tuesday....

Grace Community Health dedicates new women’s healthcare center

Grace Community Health officials joined with local and regional dignitaries Thursday, including Congressman Hal Rogers, to cut the ribbon on the new women’s healthcare center in Corbin. The 19,000 square-foot facility is located in the Forest Hills Shopping Center on Cumberland...

Unemployment rate drops locally, across most of state

Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties between September 2017 and September 2018 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 23, and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018

Corbin Rural Health opening new office

A medical team dedicated to bringing excellent care to every patient is moving their Knox County clinic. Corbin Rural Health, which is currently located on Main Street in Corbin, is moving to the old Pickard Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep building on 25E in Corbin. According to Duane...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018
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Stivers to chambers of commerce: Kentucky has ‘best economy in 30 years’

Touting the “best economy in 30 years,” Kentucky Senate President Roberts Stivers told two local chambers of commerce Tuesday that the 2019 legislative session will be a time to spur even more growth through effective policymaking. Stivers was the featured speaker for a joint...